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Amazon has a new Alexa feature that will turn your Echo smart speakers into intercoms for your home.

With Alexa Announcements, you can ask Alexa to make announcements on all compatible Echo devices in your household. So, as with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, you can have it pull up a feed from one of your smart home security cameras.

The tech giant said Alexa could then be used to control video playback, set a timer, control music and other appliances in a smart home, such as connected lights.

How do Alexa Announcements work?

Amazon (amzn) has been steadily releasing new Alexa features meant to be used across multiple Echo devices. You definitely shouldn't expect a tablet's speakers to outperform the regular Echo, but a hands-free Alexa could be convenient when you're traveling.




Using the Echo's new Alexa Announcements feature, you can effectively announce things across all your Echo devices in your house.

The implementation is pretty straightforward and uses an RSS feed from the police into the Alexa skill. For example if you want to wake up everyone, say "it's time to wake up" or "rise and shine" and you'll hear a rooster crow.

Alexa Announcements rolls out in the USA and Canada today and although there's no word on when it will be introduced to other territories, it would be surprising if it didn't eventually.

Amazon now has the Eufy Genie Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa available for just $19.99.

The newest feature is now available across all Echo devices in the United States and Canada.



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